Ban on the country’s textile exports and capping imports of crude oil comes after US watered down initial tougher version to avoid veto by China

The United Nations security council has unanimously agreed to step up sanctions against North Korea after the country’s sixth and most powerful nuclear test on 3 September, imposing a ban on the country’s textile exports and capping imports of crude oil.

It was the ninth sanctions resolution unanimously adopted by the 15-member council since 2006 over North Korea’s ballistic missile and nuclear programs. The United States watered down an initial tougher draft resolution to win the support of Pyongyang ally China and Russia.

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